Rooney targeting Bobby Charlton's Man United goal-scoring record
Published 13:09 05/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Wayne Rooney wants to beat Bobby Charlton's Manchester United goal-scoring record before he retires.
The England striker is currently sixth in the Red Devils scoring charts on 175, behind George Best and Dennis Viollet in joint fourth on 179, Jack Rowley on 211, Denis Law on 237 and chart-topper Charlton on 249.
Rooney, 26, already has 28 goals this season, but is desperate to add to that tally to help him overhaul Charlton's record.
"I’ve seen about the all-time scoring record and a few people have reminded me of it as well, but I’m still a long, long way away from Sir Bobby and Denis Law", Rooney told Inside United magazine.
"I’m obviously proud to be up there and be in touching distance of some legends of the club. Hopefully I can overtake them soon."
Rooney is particularly keen to overtake Sir Bobby's total.
"It would be an unbelievable feeling if I could get his record, but as I said before I’m still a long way away. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to do it."
UNITED'S TOP GUNS (with games played in brackets)
Bobby Charlton 249 (758)
Denis Law 237 (404)
Jack Rowley 211 (424)
Dennis Viollet 179 (293)
George Best 179 (470)
Wayne Rooney 175 (358)
Joe Spence 168 (510)
Mark Hughes 163 (467)
Ryan Giggs 163 (905)
Paul Scholes 152 (691)